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Count Dracula, Frankenstein, Freddy Kreuger and Jason have all been vanquished in our Monster Mash.

The king of the vampires got slayed by the Alien; Jason's hockey mask was just no match for Godzilla; Frankenstein stumbled in the face of the shark from "Jaws" and the nightmare on Elm Street master got pummeled by King Kong.

In a sad development for old movie buffs, the classic monsters have lost their edge. Also, all of the even vaguely human contenders have been knocked out, leaving only creatures and animals in the ring.

Still, the final four are all formidable foes who have made their marks in the annals of horror. Now the icky icons take off the gloves in two bouts that are bound to be bloodcurdling.

In the next round, Godzilla goes up against Jaws and King Kong does battle with the Alien.

Gore hounds must vote now or regret it for all eternity.

The semifinal round closes at 4 p.m Thursday, Oct. 18. The entire competition ends Monday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m., after which the greatest monster of all time will be announced, setting the stage for Halloween revelry to begin.

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